The Academic Minute

The Academic Minute features researchers from colleges and universities around the world, keeping listeners abreast of what's new and exciting in the academy. Hosted by Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, President of Mount Holyoke College, The Academic Minute features a different professor each day, drawing experts from top research institutions. You'll enjoy topics ranging from updates on groundbreaking scientific research to an explanation of the accidental discovery of chocolate and an analysis of how social media is transforming the workplace. 



  • Monday, March 2, 2015 12:01am
    Human sexuality seems to be growing increasingly complex as the days go by. Ritch Savin-Williams, a psychologist at Cornell University, offers a new perspective on the topic. Ritch C. Savin-Williams is a developmental psychology professor of Human Development and Director of the Sex & Gender Lab at Cornell University. He received the Ph.D. from the […]
  • Sunday, March 1, 2015 12:01am
    Monday, March 3 Ritch Savin-Williams of Cornell University offers a unique perspective on human sexuality. Tuesday, March 4 Davide Zori of Baylor University discusses the social importance of lavish Viking feasts. Wednesday, March 5 University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Maurice Gattis profiles the results of religious endorsement of marriage equality. Thursday, March 6 Lynn Helding of Dickinson […]
  • Saturday, February 28, 2015 12:01am
    Is it possible that the universe had no beginning? New research from a team of physicists is questioning some Big Bang theories. Ahmed Farag Ali, a professor with many academic affiliations, discusses his findings. Ahmed Farag Ali, got his PhD in 2012 from University of Lethbridge, Canada and got in 2007 the ICTP Diploma from […]
  • Friday, February 27, 2015 12:01am
    Appraising the work of an educator is a highly nuanced process. Cory Koedel, professor of economics and public policy at Mizzou, is working to improve the overall fairness of teaching evaluations. Cory Koedel is an associate professor of economics and public policy at the University of Missouri–Columbia. His research is in the areas of teacher […]
  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:01am
    The search for life outside of our own solar system continues. Brad Hansen, physicist and astronomer at UCLA, explores a new method for locating habitable planets in deep space. Brad Hansen is a professor of physics and astronomy at The University of California Los Angeles. His principal research interest is the search for habitable extra-solar […]